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Blend hard and soft skills to fast‐track a management career

Blend hard and soft skills to fast‐track a management career Purpose – Highlights the importance of top people in an organization having both hard and soft skills. Design/methodology/approach – Connects hard and soft skills with left and right‐brain respectively. Distinguishes between book‐smart and street‐smart. Findings – Argues that leaders with hard and soft skills are more likely to enjoy career success and to achieve organizational excellence. Practical implications – Observes how successful leaders treat others as partners rather than as subordinates. Originality/value – Demonstrates how leaders with soft skills along with hard skills handle knowledge workers who crave partnership rather than traditional command‐and‐control management. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Management International Digest Emerald Publishing

Blend hard and soft skills to fast‐track a management career

Human Resource Management International Digest , Volume 21 (7): 2 – Oct 11, 2013

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/HRMID-10-2013-0079
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Abstract

Purpose – Highlights the importance of top people in an organization having both hard and soft skills. Design/methodology/approach – Connects hard and soft skills with left and right‐brain respectively. Distinguishes between book‐smart and street‐smart. Findings – Argues that leaders with hard and soft skills are more likely to enjoy career success and to achieve organizational excellence. Practical implications – Observes how successful leaders treat others as partners rather than as subordinates. Originality/value – Demonstrates how leaders with soft skills along with hard skills handle knowledge workers who crave partnership rather than traditional command‐and‐control management.

Journal

Human Resource Management International DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 11, 2013

Keywords: Leadership; Career development; Hard skills; Soft skills

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